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Canelo Alvarez may fight in September with no fans

Canelo Alvarez maybe returning to the ring as soon as September.

Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez appeared on “The 3 Knockdown Rule” podcast and discussed the future plans for Alvarez, who is one of boxings biggest draws.

“Yes, for the time being, Canelo is open to fighting in September with no fans,” Gomez said Wednesday on “The 3 Knockdown Rule” podcast. “We’re actually discussing all the details now. But he’s open to it.”

Canelo Alvarez, who holds titles at 160 and 168 pounds, was expected to face WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders on May 2 in Las Vegas, but the bout didn’t happen due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gomez didn’t say if the two will fight when Alvarez returns.

One thing Golden Boy Promotions is trying to work on is the financial situation surrounding an Alvarez fight as he is a huge draw. According to ESPN his rematch against Gennadiy Golovkin sold 16,732 tickets at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, netting more than $23.4 million.

“It’s going to be tricky. There are certain fighters that are going to accept it. They understand it,” said Gomez, whose company hopes to resume operations on July 4. “There are other fighters that are going to reject it.”

Gomez added that even though September is a possible timeline for Alvarez, no official date or opponent has been scheduled.

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